7 green St. Patrick's Day crafts for kids

by 03/04/15   filed under: art, craft, diy kids crafts, eco decor, green family, green holiday ideas for kids, green kids, kid friendly

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These unique, everlasting daffodils are made from recycled plastic bottles!

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Check out these gorgeous daffodils, the perfect symbol of spring and an ideal way to celebrate Mom on Mother’s Day (March 15th in the UK and May 10th in the U.S.). Now take a closer look: these lifelike beauties are actually upcycled from plastic bottles! British eco-artist and designer Sarah Turner hand cuts, sandblasts and dyes each petal, then melts the petals to create a realistic and natural shape to the flower. You can purchase one orange-yellow daffodil or really make Mom’s day with a bouquet of six flowers in a combination of the three possible color combos (yellow, orange, and white). Turner has also designed the perfect way to display the daffodils by sandblasting old glass soda bottles, giving them an elegant frosted look. These unforgettable flowers will last a lifetime, and £1 from each daffodil sale is donated to Marie Cure Cares, an organization providing help to terminally ill patients in the UK. Daffodils cost £8 for one and £40 for six.

+ Upcycled plastic bottle daffodils

 

8 year-old girl forms friendship with crows, and they bestow gifts upon her

by 03/04/15   filed under: kid friendly, news

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Some people think crows are a bad omen, associating the dark birds with their long-held reputation of thievery. But an 8 year-old girl in Seattle has been cultivating a relationship with local crows for years, and she has some unconventionally delightful goods to show for it. Gabi Mann has been feeding crows in her neighborhood bits of food since she was four, and as her feedings became more regular, an interesting exchange began to take place. In return for their daily “meal” and water, the crows began sporadically gifting Gabi with bits and baubles. See Gabi’s collection of treasures bestowed by the birds after the jump.

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10 surprising everyday uses for apple cider vinegar

by 03/03/15   filed under: green cleaning, green family, health & body, parenting

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HOW TO: Make mini vegan leprechaun cakes for St. Patrick's Day

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Kimberton Waldorf School to offer forest, field and farm kindergarten program

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Kimberton Waldorf School—the second oldest Waldorf School in North America—is to offer a Forest, Field and Farm Kindergarten program for the academic year 2015/16. The Kimberton, Pennsylvania-based school will offer students ages four to six a half-day schedule in which the 430 acres of school grounds constitute the classroom. Following the model of similar programs in Europe, classes will be conducted outdoors to encourage children to play, explore, and immerse themselves in the natural environment.

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HOW TO: Make spicy Earl Grey chai tea as an uplifting alternative to coffee

by 03/02/15   filed under: healthy recipe, how-to, recipes, vegan cooking

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Parents get tattoos that match their daughter's birthmark to make her feel like she belongs

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British parents Adam and Tanya Phillips have made a life-long commitment to making their daughter feel like she belongs, by getting matching tattoos that replicate a pink birthmark that stretches down their daughter’s leg. When their 18 month-old daughter Honey-Rae’s sprawling birthmark failed to fade as she aged, the couple decided to take matters into their own hands to make their little girl feel special and more comfortable.

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"3 Pregnant Dads" wear 33 lb pregnancy suits to see how it feels to be an expecting mother

"3 Pregnant Dads" wear 33 lb pregnancy suits to see how it feels to be an expecting mother

TweetEmail The “3 Pregnant Dads” are nearly halfway through their “ninth month” of gestation. Naturally, everyone wants to know what put this crazy idea in their heads…

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Newly discovered Dr. Seuss book will hit shelves in July!

Newly discovered Dr. Seuss book will hit shelves in July!

The title of his new book may be What Pet Should I Get?, but fans of Dr. Seuss will know exactly what book to get this July. This never-before-published book was only recently…

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HOW TO: Upcycle a dinosaur toy into a succulent planter

HOW TO: Upcycle a dinosaur toy into a succulent planter

Step 1: Gather the Supplies medium to large sized plastic dinosaurs leftover spray paint craft knife organic potting soil organic succulent plants Step 2: Get Cutting Using the…

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Bring on the toasty drinks! 10 best BPA-free reusable bottles for hot beverages

Bring on the toasty drinks! 10 best BPA-free reusable bottles for hot beverages

Klean Kanteen Vacuum Insulated Bottle & Mug Klean Kanteen’s vacuum insulated bottle and mug is one of your best bets if you’re looking for bottles that work for the…

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Study finds that hand-washing dishes could result in children developing fewer allergies

Study finds that hand-washing dishes could result in children developing fewer allergies

A new study has found that washing your dishes the old-fashioned way — by hand — could decrease the likelihood of children developing allergies. A team of Swedish…

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SoftBaby's organic clothing features a variety of lively prints for hip babies

SoftBaby's organic clothing features a variety of lively prints for hip babies

TweetEmail SoftBaby has won over the Tinseltown set (fans include Drew Barrymore, Jennifer Garner, and Hayden Panettiere), and it’s easy to see why. The brand features…

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James Cameron & wife are at the helm of the first vegan grade school in the United States

James Cameron & wife are at the helm of the first vegan grade school in the United States

TweetEmail Oscar-winning directors probably aren’t the first people you think of when you hear about a vegan grade school, but James Cameron is good at surprising people. The…

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Apples top EWG's 2015 Dirty Dozen list for the 5th year in a row

Apples top EWG's 2015 Dirty Dozen list for the 5th year in a row

And the winner is… apples! For the fifth year in a row, this perennial fruit favorite is unfortunately topping the Environmental Working Group’s “Dirty Dozen”…

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Feeding peanut products to infants may actually reduce their risk of developing a peanut allergy

Feeding peanut products to infants may actually reduce their risk of developing a peanut allergy

TweetEmail If you pay attention to medical and health recommendations long enough, it’s pretty common to see one idea supported, then reviled, and then back to being in…

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Stem cell breakthrough may enable two dads to have a baby

Stem cell breakthrough may enable two dads to have a baby

TweetEmail Creating a baby from human sperm and eggs using stem cells engineered in a petri dish from adult skin sounds like the makings of a science fiction novel, but it may…

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